You’ve just witnessed a terrible incident on the opposite side of a rural highway. Even though you are not involved, you know what to do: call 911. Immediately after pressing those digits you have avoided save circumstances such as this, a voice answers, “911, what is your emergency?” After a chaotic recitation of the traumatic [...]

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On October 1, 2017 a domestic terrorist fired hundreds of rounds from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas into a concert crowd, killing fifty eight people and injuring hundreds more. The shooter? Early reporting named Geary Danley, a neo-liberal, anti-Trump fanatic who “liked” Black Lives Matter, “Anti-Trump Army,” “Fight Trump,” [...]

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Tuesday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty. The Treaty, which entered into force on October 10, 1967, has helped facilitate international cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space.

The anniversary is particularly poignant at a time where we face a new race to space—that of private companies. Companies [...]

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Anyone who has travelled by airplane over the last decade knows one thing to be true: security can be a drag. But you may not know that customs agents may search more than just your luggage at the border. In the wake of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security implemented a policy which allowed it [...]

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Last month, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense announced that it would ban the development of fully autonomous weapons systems (FAWS). This announcement came after 116 technology experts, including Elon Musk, sent a letter to the United Nations warning nation-states of the dangers of artificial intelligence. The letter has three main warnings: (1) [...]

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Last week, the Trump Administration acknowledged in a legal filing that the President has been blocking users on Twitter for criticizing him or his policies. The filing was part of a stipulation in an ongoing lawsuit brought by The Knight Institute for the First Amendment. The Institute has been assisting a group of [...]

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There’s a lot happening on social media. From photos of adorable pugs to the occasional threat of nuclear war by a head of state, social media has a vast range of information and ideas. Indeed, it’s not controversial to claim that Facebook and Twitter are now coming to occupy the role in public [...]

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On September 7th, 2017, Equifax announced it suffered a massive data breach, compromising the personal information, including credit card numbers and social security details, of at least 145.5 million people. Most consumers breached are citizens of the United States, but a few were from the UK and Canada. The Equifax breach is a [...]

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If a social media influencer gets paid to post an advertisement but doesn’t disclose it, is it really an advertisement?

The Federal Trade Commission would answer this question unequivocally yes.

In April of this year, the FTC sent out more than 90 letters to social media influencers in response to their Instagram posts that [...]

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Tensions Flare in the Ongoing “Narcos” IP Battle

On September 29, 2017 By cmfoote

Tensions have reached a new high in the ongoing Narcos IP battle after the brother of deceased drug kingpin Pablo Escobar suggested that the show should hire “hitmen” to serve as security for the production. This comes in the wake of the shooting death in Mexico of a location scout for the hit Netflix [...]

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